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Hard Light: The Work of Emilio Sanchez

Books and Books – Coral Gables

Wednesday, October 5 at 8 PM

Hard Light: The Work of Emilio Sanchez (Prestel Publishing, $45) byRafael Díazcasas, John Angeline and Rudi C. Bleys, edited by Ann Koll, is the much anticipated and beautifully compiled monograph, the first to bring to light the prolific career and life of this imaginative and spirited twentieth century Cuban American artist.

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Thirteen paintings and works on paper by Emilio Sanchez at Frederico Sève Gallery

artdaily.org

NEW YORK, NY.- Frederico Sève Gallery presents Shaping Light, an exhibition of works by Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999) featuring thirteen paintings and works on paper completed from the early to mid 1970’s. The Cuban-born American artist developed an early fascination with light and shadow on colored forms, and is celebrated for his architectural geometric abstractions, which are distinguished by their simplified forms.

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Emilio Sánchez: SHAPING LIGHT, at Frederico Sève Gallery, NY

September 21 – January 28, 2012

OPENING RECEPTION
September 21, 2011, 6-8 pm

Frederico Sève Gallery

37 W 57th Street, 4th floor
212 334 7813

New York, NY— Frederico Sève Gallery is pleased to present  is pleased to present Shaping Light, an exhibition of works by Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999) featuring thirteen paintings and works on paper completed from the early to mid 1970’s. The Cuban-born American artist developed an early fascination with light and shadow on colored forms, and is celebrated for his architectural geometric abstractions, which are distinguished by their simplified forms.

Shaping Light includes a series of works on paper that were influenced by his life in New York City, to where he proudly relocated in 1944 and remained until his death more than five decades later. While the 1960’s made way for a period of significant exploration in abstractionism in the artist’s life, the following ten years marked a time of architectural paintings and works that defines one of the highlights in Sanchez’s oeuvre.

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Hard Light- The work of Emilio Sanchez

This much anticipated and beautifully compiled monograph is the first to bring to light the prolific career and life of this imaginative and spirited 20th-century Cuban American artist.

Although barely acknowledged in his native country in the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution, Sanchez dedicated much of his career to recreating the effects of Cuba’s sun-soaked colors onto canvas in his New York City studios. This volume collects Sanchez’s acclaimed paintings, watercolors, and drawings, which are celebrated for their architectural forms, brilliant palettes, hard lines, and striking use of light and shadow. Although never fully abandoning figuration, Sanchez’s paintings reflect a dialogue with North American post War abstraction, as well as Latin American geometric abstraction. In addition to Cuban street scenes, Sanchez painted the architecture of New York, the Caribbean and North Africa, including still lifes, and land- and seascapes throughout.

Offering diverse perspectives on this multifaceted painter, three compelling essays discuss Sanchez’s work—from its relevance to aspects of modernism in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S., to a unique glimpse into his private world and art through the lens of queer theory and aesthetics. This prismatic presentation gives readers a fresh look at this unique artist’s vision while firmly positioning Sanchez within the discourse on 20th-century art history.

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URBAN ARCHIVES: EMILIO SANCHEZ IN THE BRONX

JUNE 26 – JANUARY 1, 2012

THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS

1040 GRAND CONCOURSE
AT 165TH STREET
BRONX, NEW YORK 10456

This exhibition presents a group of works by Emilio Sanchez from The Bronx Museum of the Arts Permanent Collection, together with related archival material and a special interpretive project by Bronx-based artist Laura Napier. All the works depict commercial buildings in the Hunts Point area of the South Bronx. With a colorful palette and rigorous architectural design, these works depict the bodegas and auto shops of the Bronx in an almost idyllic style that makes a stark contrast with preconceived views of the borough.

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Luz dura: el libro de la vida y obra de Emilio Sánchez

El Nuevo Herald, 17 abril 2011

By Janet Batet

Hard Light: The Work of Emilio Sánchez es el título de la tan esperada y necesaria monografía sobre la vida y obra de Emilio Sánchez (Camagüey, 1921-Nueva York, 1999).

Patrocinado y dirigido por la Fundación Emilio Sánchez y distribuido por Prestel London/New York, Hard Light… constituye el primer estudio que aborda a cabalidad la obra de este valioso artista cubanoamericano, tanto desde su prolífera carrera artística como desde su vida personal.

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Emilio Sánchez – Latin Collector, 2007

By John Angeline

Art Nexus Jan – Mar 2007

Emilio Sanchez was a product of two worlds. After a youth spent in Cuba immersed in Caribbean culture, he was then immersed in the Manhattan art scene during its “triumphant” years of the 1950s, and onward. From 1952 until his death in 1999, Sanchez resided permanently in Manhattan, but during this time he traveled extensively, first throughout the Caribbean and later through the Mediterranean countries.

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Zilia Sánchez, Ana Mendieta, Emilio Pérez – Galerie Lelong at Art Basel Miami Beach

December 5–8, 2013

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr 
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Galerie Lelong New York and Paris will feature program highlights for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 including work by new gallery artist Zilia Sánchez, a selection of pastels by Sean Scully in Art Kabinett, and a new outdoor sculpture by Ursula von Rydingsvard as part of Art Public. Having been one of the early supporters of Latin American art, Galerie Lelong will exhibit work of some of the region’s most vital figures including Alfredo Jaar, Cildo Meireles, Ana Mendieta, and Hélio Oiticica. Also on view will be artists spanning generations and continents including Petah Coyne, Günther Förg, Lin Tianmiao, David Nash, Emilio Perez, Jaume Plensa, Kate Shepherd, and Kiki Smith.

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Cuban American Artist honored with New USPS Stamp

Emilio Sanchez is the first Cuban American visual artist in history honored on a United States Postal Service stamp. The USPS dedicated the new series of Forever Stamps to Sanchez on the centennial anniversary of his birth in 1921. They will be released in the Summer of 2021.

The four stamps issued will reproduce four of his paintings. One of these works is Untitled (Ventanita entreabierta) from 1981, an oil and watercolor on paper. It belongs to the permanent collection of Caribbean Art at the Lowe Museum of Art in the University of Miami. 

Equally significant is that Victor Deupi a Professor of Architectural History at the University of Miami researched and wrote about Sanchez.  Deupi first learned about the Cuban visual artist when he visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “I had never heard of him until then, and before you know it, I began my research on Sanchez,” recounted Deupi to News@theU. 

He, along with many others at the University, is very excited about the announcement because it brings attention Cuban American art and culture. 
“It’s a wonderful honor on many fronts because it gives so many voices to people of different races and ethnic backgrounds,” explained to Deupi News@theU.

More posts on Emilio Sanchez

Wikipedia article on Emilio Sanchez

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Cuban Americans – Our America: The Latino Presence In American Art – Smithsonian Museum

October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2013

 

American Art Museum
8th And F Street NW
Washington DC
 

An exhibition opening next month at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” will highlight a chapter of art history that remains a secret to far too many Americans.

Since joining the Smithsonian in 2010, E. Carmen Ramos, the curator of Latino art at the American Art Museum, has had an ambitious mandate: to strengthen our holdings of Latino art and present that collection in a fresh way. “Our America,” which she curated, will display the results of that quest so far. It will include 92 works (by 72 artists), fully 63 of which have been acquired since 2011.

This exhibit is well represented by Cuban American Artists including Luis Cruz Azaceta, Maria Brito, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Teresita Fernandez, Ana Mendieta, Abelardo Morell, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Arturo Rodriguez, Emilio Sanchez, and Rafael Soriano.

link:>>Smithsonian Art Museum

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